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    A. J. Gustafsson, Brånnestad, Östergötland, Sweden
The farmer A. J. Gustafsson, 75 years old, with a bicycle. (by Swedish National Heritage Board)

    A. J. Gustafsson, Brånnestad, Östergötland, Sweden

    The farmer A. J. Gustafsson, 75 years old, with a bicycle. (by Swedish National Heritage Board)

     
  2. kqedscience:

    Pedal power

    “For well over a hundred years, people have hopped on bicycles for transportation, recreation, competition, and more. In many parts of the world, spinning pedals moves goods and generates electricity. While usually attached to two wheels, pedal power takes many forms, adapting to a wide range of needs. Globally, over 100 million bicycles are produced every year - over 60% of them in China - easily doubling world production of automobiles. Efficient, clean, and cheap, pedal power in all its forms can solve modern problems with basic technology, and offers a health benefit to those cranking away. And it’s hard to beat the simple joy of riding a bike. Gathered here are images of people around the world as we pedal for a reason, or just because.”
     
  3. trutone:

    2012 Track Cycling World Champs Posters

     
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    cyclocult:

bay-city-wheelmen by stonejf on Flickr.Bay City Wheelmen [San Francisco], circa 1900

    cyclocult:

    bay-city-wheelmen by stonejf on Flickr.

    Bay City Wheelmen [San Francisco], circa 1900

     
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  6. afrormosia:

“Ingersoll family members on bicycles; Bessie Ingersoll far left,” circa 1900.
(Minnesota Historical Society, Negative no. 96617.)

    afrormosia:

    “Ingersoll family members on bicycles; Bessie Ingersoll far left,” circa 1900.

    (Minnesota Historical Society, Negative no. 96617.)

     
  7. theworcesterwhirlwind:

so much win

    theworcesterwhirlwind:

    so much win

     
  8. magnificentoctopus:

ALWAYS WEAR PROTECTION!
For the avoidance of unwanted Liquids, Messes and Stains!

    magnificentoctopus:

    ALWAYS WEAR PROTECTION!

    For the avoidance of unwanted Liquids, Messes and Stains!

     
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    afrormosia:

“Frances Benjamin Johnston, full-length self-portrait dressed as a man with false moustache, posed with bicycle, facing left,” between 1890 and 1900.
(Library of Congress, LC-DIG-ppmsc-04884.)

    afrormosia:

    “Frances Benjamin Johnston, full-length self-portrait dressed as a man with false moustache, posed with bicycle, facing left,” between 1890 and 1900.

    (Library of Congress, LC-DIG-ppmsc-04884.)

     
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    cyclinginstyle:

Tokyo Fixed design

    cyclinginstyle:

    Tokyo Fixed design